E-cigarette use is not leading many people who smoke regular cigarettes to quit, a new study concludes. Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) also found e-cigarettes are being heavily marketed to young people.
The researchers are concerned this will create a new market for the nicotine and tobacco industry, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. “Our bottom line is, at the moment, it doesn’t seem like e-cigarettes are having a big impact on the population in terms of quitting,” said UCSF’s Dr. Neal Benowitz. He co-authored the study, which appears in the journal Circulation.